Burlington County Prosecutor posts $5,000 for info in unsolved homicide of Mt. Laurel man

Colby Rodgers, age 31, of Mt Laurel, was found shot to death inside a vehicle in front of 68 Woodhaven Lane in Willingboro in April 2016.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi has announced that $5,000 in reward money is being posted in an effort to gain information from the public that will help close an unsolved homicide of a Mt. Laurel resident dating back to April 2016.

The case relates to the homicide of Colby Rodgers, age 31, of Mt Laurel, which took place on April 15 when Rodgers was found shot to death inside a vehicle in front of 68 Woodhaven Lane in Willingboro.

Bernardi emphasized that the reward money will only be given if the information provided leads to an arrest and a conviction.

Those who have information concerning the homicide should call Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 265–7113 or send an email to reward@co.burlington.nj.us

All contacts will be held in strict confidence.

The reward money is being made available from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Law Enforcement Trust Account, which is funded from the proceeds of unlawful activity.

The prosecutor also announced an additional $40,000 that was posted to help gather information related to eight other unsolved homicide cases in Willingboro, Beverly, Pemberton Township and Florence.

Detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and police departments from Beverly City, Florence Township, Pemberton Township and Willingboro Township are conducting the investigations into these homicides.

“We know there are witnesses — or people who have information about these homicides — and we hope this reward money encourages them to come forward and help apprehend those who are responsible for these killings,” Bernardi said. “We are also fully aware of the mindset of some people on the street that the police should not be assisted with solving crimes. I’m asking the public to have the courage to reject that line of thinking. There is no honor in allowing a murderer to go unpunished. Please help us to protect our communities by removing these perpetrators from society.”